***A the designated Hershey Kiss unwrapper for the favorite Peanut Blossom Christmas Cookies. She even kissed each one. My girl loves her chocolate.
The last week of school was filled with plenty of events that needed Christmas cookies. Thus enter the marathon cooking afternoon where plenty of help was called in to create many platters with five different varieties. Yum!
The numbers are in and the days are ticking quickly by. Only 22 days until K boards a plane to Germany for 10 days of training with OM before she ventures to the Caribbean for her 2 year commitment aboard Logos Hope.
In one week she went from 60% of her support committed to 100%! How exciting to see God answer our prayers to have all her support pledged before the 17th! Now her attention has turned to setting up her blog, packing her room and finishing up those last pages in math.
Isn't it fun to get 10 people together on a cloudy, rainy day to simultaneously look at the camera and smile while the blinking light tells them that the camera will soon go off - all the while feeling the pressure to get one last family photo before K sails off and to include it in the the Christmas notes before they are too late for Christmas?
Or learning about it (depending on how old one is).
The Dixie Wing Commemorative Air Force's mission is to acquire, restore and preserve in flying condition a complete collection of combat aircraft flown by all military services of the US, and selected aircraft of other nations, for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations of Americans.....
Besides providing the aircraft for us to observe they also organized a time to honor those who survived the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. We enjoyed seeing the replica planes and had the honor of meeting two men who were in the Army barracks during the attack.
Now why is that the first adjective when describing love in 1 Corinthians 13?
Put nine people shoulder to shoulder hours on end and it becomes apparent.
Location:Statesville KOA, Statesville, NC.
Very easy on and off of I-77.Car Activities: Stickers galore (Grandma saved all those
free promotional stickers for such a day as this), drawing, coloring, Finishing
up Peter and the Sword of Mercy, Several more stories from Magical
Melons (the sequel to Caddie Woodlawn) and E’s Konos assignment of
Family Forum: reading a chapter from Our Father Abraham relating the
relevance of the Old Testament followed by a lively discussion.
After hours of driving we piled out of the car to the stench
as our nostrils filled with the wafting odor of the neighbor’s sewage.Once again, setting up in the dark well after
the dinner hour we hurried to get all the tubes and wires connected to take
refuge in our little home. The promise of cable was nonexistent so the kids
took a walk with Dad; a much better solution anyway to all the excess energy.
The promise of internet was delivered; three computers were booted up for an
evening of blog updating and regaining connection to our world.
Location: CT to PA. Ending in Hershey KOA,Elizabethtown, PA.
A- called to me from the back seat breaking me from my
thoughts of how each time we leave Trumbull
it is hard. This is our fifth or sixth trip north this year including our
summer stay at nearby K20. Scott says this qualifies us for a drawing for
tickets aboard the space shuttle. We are all getting use to the 1000 mile
In no time each has settled into his own job –
C drives almost every mile keeping us on the road despite
wind and traffic.
M has the job of keeping still.That is quite a task for a seven year old and
can often lead to creative endeavors such as washing one’s hands with a
L is keeper of all cords.She is responsible for digging out the EZ pass at each toll, attending
to the audio system as well as plugging in all our cell phones which need
K’s eagle eye reads every sign leading us off our path in
search of Panera Bread or keeps us going the right way.
D honorably donates his foot space to the latest snacks and
his mom’s and sister’s stuff.
S passes out snacks, keeps up to date directions via Google
Maps, reads stories and holds A-‘s hand when requested.
E keeps A- supplied in stickers and other amusements as well
as steadily progresses in her own school work.
A is our keeper of time, singer and conversationalist.
And last but not least is J who keeps his seat warm, his
earphones on and tolerates sitting next to a wiggly three year old.
In C’s childhood room there is this attic crawl space. His
dad and mom had been asking us for years to claim what is valuable. If we had
only known what treasures would be unearthed, would we have been more
Among the savables:
*** A Favorite Personality from the 80's
Index cards from C’s and his friend, Steve’s, infamous
college Navigator skit
Yet another box of ’77 BSA Jamboree Goodies that tell the
story of one entrepreneurial lad.
Bank statements that tell the story of one young man who was
very interested in the principles of compounding interest.
A file of codes, broken and unbroken, as well as an article
written for his Jr. High School paper.
We came away with 4 boxes of that which couldn’t be parted
with, but thankfully more than that found its way to the garbage bin.